Activists Take to NYC Streets As the Republicans prepare to start their national convention, hundreds of thousands of protesters descend on New York City, marching past Madison Square Garden. Police were ready for violence, but the demonstration went peacefully. Hear NPR's Margot Adler.

Peaceful Protests Greet Start of GOP Convention

Activists Take to NYC Streets

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As the Republicans prepare to start their national convention, hundreds of thousands of protesters descend on New York City, marching past Madison Square Garden. Police were ready for violence, but the demonstration went peacefully. Hear NPR's Margot Adler.

Protesters against President Bush, organized by the group United for Peace and Justice, march on 7th Ave. in front of Madison Square Garden, Aug. 29, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Anti-Bush protesters gather in New York City Sunday, a day before the start of the GOP convention. Anne Hawke, NPR hide caption

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